GUN What power scope to go - .223 7615P.

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  1. merlin

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    Need help picking out what power scope to get - its for a Remington 7615P in .223.

    Being in Australia we have a pretty limited market with not much choice and all pretty expensive in comparison to your market. Basically for a reasonable price and some decent reviews I have narrowed down to a Bushnell scope. I can get:

    a Bushnell 3200 in 10x fixed for $275 or a 3x9x40 for $290 or a 4x12x40 for $390 or a 5x15x40 for $440. Or could step up to a Bushnell 4200 in 3*9*40 for $460. All those prices are AUS dollars (equivalent to $0.65 cents US).

    Currently it has a shitty red dot chinese aimpoint ripoff on it (came free with rifle) which is very innaccurate - no iron sights fitted unfortunatley.

    I only go to the range about once a month - usually it is a 55 yard indoor range (only range within 30 minutes of me). Ocassionally I go to a 250 yard outdoor range and very occasionaly go out into the bush where you can shoot any range you want. I realise I probably don't need a whole heap of magnification at present but i guess I would like to future proof the scope a bit when I extend my collection - planning on a lever action .22 plinker and a bolt action .308 down the track.

    This is also my home defence gun - so was originally wanting a scope with a low power variable at one end but now considering getting a laser mounted above main scope for dealing with anything under 25 yards which means I can go any magnification I want on main scope (such as fixed 10).

    Help me out...
     
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    3-9x is pretty standard, and will be plenty for the ranges you're going to be shooting.
     
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    How much does .223 cost per round in Australia?
     
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    50 cents for Wolf, about $1 per round for Remington (in AU dollars).
     
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    Leupold VXII 2-7x33mm goes for ~US$300, something like that would be my pick to keep a good FOV when you're at 55yrd and bump up to 7x when you're out and about. I don't really think one of those pumps is going to benefit from something like a 12x or 15x optic.
     
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    why are you using this font and size?
     
  7. merlin

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    wrote it out in lotus notes first :hsughno:

    so you guys don't think the 4-12 or 5-15 is worth the extra money over a fixed 10 or a 3-9 for this rifle?
     
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    You said you do most of your shooting at 55yrds. Are you trying to shoot between the ink droplets on the target?

    A 10x would serve well beyond what your rifle's caliber and action are realistically capable of. 2-7x or 3-9x will still comfortably put you out when are able to go 250yrds+ and still be useful at your regular usual range.
     
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    I would have been happy with iron sights at 55 yards...

    But yeah for the sake of longer range stuff later on I would be happy enough with a 3*9*40 or a fixed 10. Given the very similar price any recommendation between those two?

    Or you guys reckon the Elite 4200 in 3*9*40 is worth the extra $170 over the 3200? A Leupold VX-11 in 3*9*40 is $520 AUD :eek3:
     

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